Friday, January 13, 2017 She asked if we could find some mud to train in.  After frozen ice and snow with a low Sunday night of 3 degrees, the temps rose to almost 60 Thursday with bouts of rain coming through.  This ridge road was a total mess in spots. After climbing to the ridgeContinue reading “Mud.”

Not Riding Today 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Middle school. At least I’m smart enough to ask for guidance from those who’ve gone before me… Today I had a phone call with my mentor… the question: what do I need to do to be sure K is ready for an early 50 in March this season? Should I beContinue reading “Not Riding Today¬†“

Winter Conditioning : Brought to you by Duct tape and vet wrap

Thursday, January 5, 2017 Determined to continue training despite hoofwear woes I put my broken boots back together as best I could and dug through the old chest for anything I could get on her front foot to keep on the trail while waiting for the new scoots.  I found a long past use easybootContinue reading “Winter Conditioning : Brought to you by Duct tape and vet wrap”

Trial & Error (& Error…)

Monday, January 2, 2017 I’m not sure if this is a good first post of  the year or a bad one.  The January 1 change over to a New year seems somewhat man-made and arbitrary. In fact, if it were up to me I would have separated these big holidays out more over the year.Continue reading “Trial & Error (& Error…)”

Middle School

Friday, December 30, 2016 Winter has come. Now I’m getting ready for Khaleesi’s second (full) season. I am not completely new to endurance, but I’m far from an experienced rider. I suppose figuratively I’m moving into the awkward middle school years.   This winter I am taking a horse with 5 LD rides and 3Continue reading “Middle School”

Margin, Barn Therapy & The Work

Who would you be without your story? Friday, December 23, 2016 Merry Christmas! During this Holiday season I’ve found myself building up internally with small stresses and irritations- running short on time and daylight to do all I want to get done.  A friend of mine recently shared a similar experience with things we bothContinue reading “Margin, Barn Therapy & The Work”

Heart: the process

December 11, 2016 Wild Heart came about a month ago and I’ve mentioned her in the blog but not been very focused on her here.  Green to 100 is the story of Khaleesi and me on a journey to a one-day 100, but Heart fits in the story as a team member and the thingsContinue reading “Heart: the process”

Wild Heart

Monday, October 31, 2016 Hello team green fans. This blog is an update and explanation of how October and ride season is wrapping up.  First there is no Fort Valley update because we didn’t go.  No- Khaleesi isn’t injured and she was basically ready to go and hopefully complete one last 50 of our firstContinue reading “Wild Heart”

The Big Lonely

Friday, October 14, 2016 One of the highlights of endurance training is getting to do it with good friends! This blog is simply a photo treat of a two day ride I organized to climb some mountains, navigate some rocks, and get some interval training – and also an excuse to have a little girlContinue reading “The Big Lonely”